The Minotaur, Immortals, and the myth of Theseus | GRST Blog
Zeus was the Olympian king of the gods, and god of the sky, weather, fate and law. The quotes on this page are merely a collection of odd genealogical references. ATHENE (Athena) The goddess of warcraft, wisdom and craft was sprung .. "The Pleiades are called seven in number six mated with immortals . three. and Athena, but we should add, on the condition that what is claimed For the close relationship of Zeus and Athena on the basis of the above evidence see, for . Zeus and Theseus's relationship in Immortals is very different than the gods Ares, Poseidon, and Athena that help Theseus to his destiny. own, not delivered when an Olympian swoops down and saves you from death on.
He led Aeolians forth from Thessalia and founded Elis. A man of unrivalled beauty, he was loved by Selene. When he was given a wish of his choice by Zeus, he chose to remain immortal and unaging in eternal sleep. Krinakos, king of Olenos. Maia, nymph of Mt Kyllene; 2. Kallisto, princess of Arkadia.
Hermes, god of flocks; 2. Arkas, king of Arkadia. Semele, princess of Thebes; 1. Alkmene, Theban lady; 3 - 4. Antiope, princess of Thebes; 5. Dionysos, god of wine; 2. Herakles, Theban hero; 3 - 4. Orion, giant prince of Hyria. Rackham Roman rhetorician C1st B. Jupiter [Zeus] then and Lysithoe were the parents of the Hercules who is recorded to have had a tussle with Apollo about a tripod. Jones Greek geographer C1st B.
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Since they were received hospitably by him, they promised him whatever he should ask for. He asked for children. Mercurius [Hermes] brought out the hide of the bull which Hyrieus had sacrificed to them; they urinated in it, and buried it in the earth, and from it Orion was born. He had the ability of running over the waves as if on land. Aristomachus says that there lived a certain Hyrieus at Thebes--Pindar puts him on the island of Chios - who asked from Jove [Zeus] and Mercurius [Hermes] when they visited him that he might have a child.
To gain his request more readily he sacrificed an ox and put it before them for a feast. When he had done this, Jove and Mercurius asked him to remove the hide from the ox; then they urinated in it, and bade him bury the hide in the ground. From this, later on, a child was born whom Hyrieus called Urion Urine from the happening, though on account of his charm and affability he came to be called Orion.
I should sing the cause of this constellation. Jupiter [Zeus] and his brother who rules the broad sea [Poseidon] were travelling the road with Mercurius [Hermes]. It was the time when yokes bring back the upturned plough and stooping lams milk their bursting ewes. By chance an old farmer of a narrow plot, Hyrieus, spots them, as he stood by his little hut. They take his offer and hide their godhead.
They pass under the old man's smoke-blacked, filthy roof; a small fire glowed from yesterday's log. Jupiter's [Zeus'] words were: Where is she now, you ask? Sealed in an urn. I gave her an oath, with you as my witness. I want to be, not a husband, but a father. I am ashamed to speak any further [the three gods urinated on the hide]. Then they blanketed the sodden spot with soil. It was now ten months, and a boy was born. Hyrieus calls him Urion from his mode of birth; then the first letter lost its ancient sound.
Then a hollow of the earth was made midwife to earth's unbegotten son. Elare, princess of Orkhomenos. After Zeus had seduced Elare, in fear of Hera he hid her beneath the earth, where she gave birth to their enormous son Tityos, and led him forth into the light of day. Arkesios, king of Kephalleneia.
Melville Roman epic C1st B. Homer also mentions that Odysseus was a descendant of Zeus without describing the precise genealogy. Pyrrha, queen of the Hellenes; 2. Protogeneia, princess of the Hellenes; 2. Kalyke, princess of the Aiolians; 3 - 4. Thyia, princess of the Hellenes; 5. Pandora, princess of the Hellenes. Hellen, king of the Hellenes; 2.
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Aithlios, king of Elis; 3. Makedon, king of Makedonia, 4. Magnes, king of Magnesia; 5. Graikos, king of the Graikoi. Their kingdom was centred on the town of Lokrian Opous but encompassed most of central and northern Greece including Phokis, Lokris, Orkhomenos, Malis, Phthiotis and the lands of Thessalia. Many of the daughters and granddaughters of the king were loved by Zeus, and went on to found new kingdoms within this large domain.
Hellen by Pyrrha, daughter of Epimetheus. He emigrated from Thessalia, founding the kingdom of Elis in the Peloponnese. He emigrated to Perrhaibia in the region of Dodona and founded a kingdom. Eurymedousa, princess of Phthiotis; 2.
Myrmidon, king of Phthiotis; 2. Mileteus, lord of Melite. Dia, queen of the Lapithai. Peirithous, king of the Lapithai. Plato, Republic c-d trans. Shorey Greek philosopher C4th B. Pirithous by Dia, daughter of Deioneus. Thyia, princess of Thessalia; 3. Olympias historicalqueen of Makedonia. Magnes, king of Magnesia; 2. Makedon, king of Makedonia; 3.
Alexandros the Great historicalking of Makedonia. Pandora, princess of Thessalia. The Graikoi tribe lived in north-western Greece, in the vicinity of Dodona their land was also known as Perrhaibia, see Map.
Historically the Graikoi were the first Greek tribe conquered by the Romans who then applied the name to all of the Hellenes Greeks. Spartaios, Kronios, Kytos, kings of Rhodes. Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 5.
I find it delightful that Athena stands up to Poseidon. Being a generation older than her, he is generally recognized as more powerful and important — though not smarter or better behaved, haha. Zeus got the sky, and Hades the underworld. Although his position is less than Zeus, he is still king of a realm. Which I like a lot. Secondly, I find it delightful the way Apollo and Poseidon are in this heated argument, standing up and yelling.
Athena is calm and collected. She remains sitting and thoughtful. I like the way these opposite temperaments play off each other.
This is their only interaction, but they are mentioned by a third party together in an interesting way. Io tells this story: So beautiful as to tempt Poseidon.
Poseidon took her on the cold floor. She prayed to Athena for comfort…But the goddess felt nothing but disgust.
The Minotaur, Immortals, and the myth of Theseus
She made sure no one would ever want Medusa again. But it would have taken only one quick sentence to explain this, yet Io never does. Part of the reason this story is told the way it is has to do with the fact that the gods are losing favor with the people because they are cruel and capricious. And the punishment here is to take Medusa and turn her into something hideous that no one can look at without becoming stone.
But the only person we hear of Medusa attracting is Poseidon. If she were terribly ugly, the curse might make sense. I find it suggestive. The curse also punishes Poseidon. He no longer has his beautiful woman. Which is pretty crazy. And now onto Immortals. The plot as far as the gods are concerned is quite similar. The humans have a plan that will weaken or endanger the gods.
Zeus has his own ideas about how to deal with it, and everyone else, especially Athena and a select son Apollo in Clash of the Titans, Ares in Immortalsthink his ideas are sh!
But it comes off very incestuous. It pleases me very much, this association, and the fact that even though the incestuous marriages, like Zeus and Hera, were not included, they still found a way to include it. It would have been a lot more overt. This is an understandable choice, as many of the statues of him depict him this way. His pigheadedness and bad decisions give that away. Do they all age, but just really slowly like Tolkien elves or something? Furthermore, old age is associated with weakness, but Zeus is the most powerful.
We know Zeus can take the shape of animals and in Immortals he appears to the hero of the story, Theseus, as an elderly man. All that gravitas and dignity and whatever else can come across through the acting. Immortals is one of my favorite movies. And one of my favorite things about it is how beautiful it is.
It is a visual masterpiece, absolutely stunning. Including doing away with all of the excessive hair everywhere. And at least he spends half the movie flirting with his daughter.
That goes pretty far in my book. I mean, this is their first scene: Zeus wants his humans the Hellenics to fix their problems on their own, but Athena and all the others, especially Ares and to a slightly lesser extent Poseidonwant to assist the humans. It really chaps my hide! Athena apparently gets off scot-free, unless you count losing her brother.
Maybe I do count it? And then at the end of the movie, the Olympians finally get involved when the Titans from Tartarus are freed. All of the gods are killed in the battle except for Zeus. Athena is, presumably, mortally wounded. Oh, and just a note: In fact, it has been the gif in my tumblr sidebar for years. Ares is the god of war, and Athena is the god of military strategy.
So have that in common, and are two sides of the same coin. It makes sense for them to be companions in that way. Those traits are complementary, counterparts.